#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Creating a Transmedia Series, Part I

Transmedia — stories that traverse different mediums of storytelling — took off a few years ago. I think the initial spark has definitely faded but it’s something I am glad I tried and I really enjoy talking about so I wanted to go over when to create a transmedia series, how, why, and when & […]

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Starting vs Going

I’ve been thinking about what is harder for me — getting started or being able to keep going. I think it’s the latter, but with caveats. I always take forever to start a new project. It’s so daunting to stare at a blank page. There are too many different ways I can plan or prepare […]

Airdrop Scripts

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#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Why are there so few women in filmmaking?

First, some statistics, sources linked. Women producers & executive producers made up 26% and 21% of filmmakers this last year. That is too low. On the top 100 grossing films of 2019, women represented: 12% of directors 20% of writers 2% of cinematographers 26% of producers 19% of executive producers 23% of editors (Center for […]

December 2019 Update!

This post is locked to Patrons only. If you would like to become part of the team and see this and other posts immediately, please consider joining at katehackett.com/patronage. Welcome to 2020! After the usual flurry of activity in early December — sending holiday cards, visiting my representatives to deliver gifts, etc. etc. etc — […]

What is Joining Patronage Like? | Your Questions, Bonus Day!

Appreciate your transparency and vulnerability (in this post). Would love to know the terms & onboarding of your own “patron system”. Sure thing! First, the link to the Patronage page so you can kind of follow along: https://katehackett.com/patronage/ I have two videos that offer a little guided tour and explain exactly what it is and […]

What Else Would You Be? | Your Questions, Day 30 of 30

First, thank you so much for coming along with me on these 30 days of Questions! I had a blast answering all of these and I’m sure I’ll do it again — but for now, your final question. We’ll get back to a more regular posting schedule with #FemaleFilmmakerFriday posts after the break. See you […]

When is it Over? | Your Questions, Day 29 of 30

How do you know when a story’s finished, when to walk away? You mentioned many times that Classic Alice was ‘done’ and I was just wondering … how do you know? I think this is one of the trickiest things a TV writer has to learn. TV rewards (still, somehow, despite it being a radically […]

What Happens when You Lose Patrons? | Your Questions, Day 28 of 30

I assume your patreon and Patronage supporters wax and wane. I know what happens (from your whole Patronage page) when we join. What happens when someone leaves? To me? or to you? To the person leaving, I send a quick email thanking him or her for the support and I ask if there’s anything I […]

What Would You Like to Play? | Your Questions, Day 27 of 30

What would be your favorite role to play? What kinds of roles do you really enjoy? This changes! I don’t like playing just one thing, so I bounce around — sometimes I love playing in comedy worlds, other times I want to work on dramas. Things that come easy (that ‘girl next door’ or quirky […]